Please visit the relevant clinic page to schedule an appointment there.

The clinics are currently very busy. If you are trying to schedule an appointment but cannot find one, use the contact form and request to be added on the waiting list. We will then offer you an appointment as soon as one becomes available.

Kings College NHS Health Centre

Face to Face Appointments for Acupuncture are available at Kings College NHS Health Centre in Bush House on the Strand Campus. Priority is given to Kings College Staff and Students.

Kagyu Samye Dzong

Appointments are available for Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Medical Qigong at Kagyu Samye Dzong Center for World Peace and Health. The centre is easily accessible by Jubilee line via Bermondsey station.

58 Wellbeing Centre

Appointments are available for Medical Qigong and Chinese Herbal Medicine at 58 Wellbeing Centre on South Molton Street in Mayfair. The clinic is a walking distance from London’s Harley Street.

Online appointments

Appointments are available online for Chinese Herbal Medicine, Medical Qigong, and for Yangsheng Nourishing Life and Dietary Therapy Consultations. These methods of medical treatment are safe and effective online regardless of where in the world you are.

What happens in my first appointment?

The initial consultation typically lasts around sixty minutes. A very detailed medical case history is taken and all clients currently on a course of medication should bring this along at the first consultation. A thorough examination of tongue and pulse will be carried out and a brief physical examination, at the site of the problem, will be conducted where appropriate.

The entire proceedings are safeguarded by total confidentiality.

Your first acupuncture consultation also includes an initial treatment.

Subsequent treatment sessions will last from anything between twenty minutes (the typical length of treatment time in China) up to an hour. Your practitioner will usually see you once a week or sometimes once a fortnight.

If the chosen treatment method is Medical Qigong or Chinese Herbal Medicine, you will be given another appointment for your treatment or prescription.

How many treatments will I need?

How many treatments you need will naturally depend upon a number of considerations:

  • The nature of the complaint itself. Some complaints are by their very nature more severe or serious than others. This will largely determine the extent and type of treatment prescribed.
  • The length of time the complaint has been there. More recent disorders are more easily and more rapidly eliminated than those which have been present for, say, a number of years or even decades. Acupuncture TCM, however, can be equally helpful in both chronic and acute conditions.
  • The frequency and especially the type of TCM treatments administered can determine the likely outcome of therapy.
  • The general state of health and well-being of the person seeking treatment must be taken into account too in determining the effectiveness and duration of treatment required.
  • What happens between the treatment sessions and how well the patient keeps to the instructions of their practitioner.


Frequently Asked Questions

In the hands of a professionally trained and insured practitioner, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine is safe and entirely free of negative side-effects.

Acupuncture needles are pre-sterilised, single use needles. They are safe and painless to use, and safely discarded after the treatment.

The roots, plants and flowers used in by your practitioner are all bought from an Approved Herbal Suppliers ensuring that:

  • Only Traditional Chinese herbal plant products from clean sources are used.
  • No Western medicines are used.
  • No animal products, mineral products nor endangered plant species are used.

In prescribing herbal medicines your practitioner complies with the Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Acupuncture needles are pre-sterilised, single use needles. They are safe and painless to use, and safely discarded after the treatment.

There is no limitation to who can have Chinese medicine and acupuncture treatment. It is safe and effective for children as well as for old people. It is safe in pregnancy, and can greatly assist the expecting mother and the unborn baby. Even newborn milk-babies can safely have treatment.

Children can attend with their parent or guardian. Children as young as milk babies can be treated. Acupuncture does not hurt and children very rarely mind the needles.

Acupuncture doesn’t hurt. Acupuncture needles are extremely fine, almost like a hair, and it is sometimes hard to even feel them being inserted. Often people report a sensation sometime after the insertion of the needle, but this is a pressure-like sensation rather than a pain.

Our clinics in Mayfair and Strand have stringent procedures in place to protect patients attending appointments. We adhere to social distancing while in the clinic, all surfaces are disinfected between patients and the clinical room aired. Your practitioner will be wearing PPE (personal protective equipment) including a mask, and all patients are asked to wear a mask for their visit.

TCM stands for Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is an ancient and well established and documented medical system. Through the use of Acupuncture and other classical medical therapies such as Chinese Herbal Medicine and Medical Qigong, TCM aims to establish energetic harmony in the whole person and thereby not only treat illness but also promote active health and vitality and thereby increase resistance to disease.

It is the principle form of medical care available to a large portion of the world’s population.

One of the most attractive and distinctive features of TCM is that, from its earliest days, it has emphasised the promotion of positive health and has not restricted itself merely to the treatment of disease.

TCM in general, including Acupuncture TCM, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Medical Qigong can be combined with or used alongside other medical therapies and disciplines, such as western medicine.

Your practitioner will only employ TCM methods of treatment, and you should still continue to consult your Western Medicine doctor, as required.

You don’t need a GP’s referral.

To make an appointment for the clinic hosted within Kings College NHS Centre, you need to be registered as a patient at one of the practices belonging to South Westminster Primary Care Network – further details can be found on the clinic page.

To make an appointment for the clinics on South Molton Street and Kagye Samye Dzong, simply contact the practitioner. Both clinics are currently accepting new patients.



Things happen and sometimes we need to cancel appointments. Please contact the Titta by phone at 0752 320 3262 as soon as you know that you won’t make your appointment. Please note that all appointments cancelled with less than 24hrs notice must be paid in full.

The fees for each clinic are different. Please check clinic pages for details.

That depends upon your insurer. Many of our patients claim their treatment costs on their insurance and as the demand for complementary medicine increases more private health insurance companies are beginning to offer cover for traditional acupuncture. You should check your individual policy details.